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If we feel something might be wrong, it is a common reaction to try to ignore it and hope that it goes away by itself.
Sexual feelings and sexual development are extremely complex and individual. Everybody’s experience is different, and sometimes it can feel like we are the only ones to be going through a particular situation.
Each human body has its own particular smell, and we are quite familiar with our own individual smells. Distinctive smells of sweat or faeces (poo) are well known to all of us. As the body goes through its sexual development, it also produces chemicals that have particular effects on the smell of the body.
As well as being uncomfortable at the time, it is true that an itch can be an indication that something around that area is not quite right. However, it does not necessarily mean it is something serious, or anything to worry unduly about.
Sometimes people experience a ‘stinging’ sensation when passing water because of a change in their urine. Some people talk about a burning sensation, others about pain. If it is caused by some kind of infection, then it will probably need to be treated to clear it up.
Talking about our health can sometimes be difficult. It can be embarrassing to talk about things that we consider to be private to us. Sexual health is often one of these “difficult to talk about” subjects.